Kate Niles, MA, LCSW, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Durango
My ideal client is adolescent or adult, with an interest in improving and transforming their life via therapy. I focus on the whole person, contextualizing presenting problems/diagnoses within the framework of family dynamics, peer relations, trauma history, physical health, and job/school experience. That is, I don't consider it useful to assume that issues arise in a vacuum! The greatest gift my clients give me is their ability to teach me far more than I could possibly teach them. I consider our time in session one of validation, hope, and intense curiosity about my client's lives.
My foundations are in anthropology, Jungian approaches, and creative writing as ways to explore the totality of the human condition. I have extended this interest now to therapy and social work as I am a "frontline" person interested in holistic approaches in difficult circumstances.
Specialties: human systems; adolescent and family (LOVE my kids in therapy!); holistic approaches; therapeutic techniques including DBT, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Focused CBT; team player; role of good government; empathic listening; victim-offender issues; crisis intervention; workplace issues.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Kate Niles now - (970) 840-2047


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: New Mexico Highlands University
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: CSW.09923432 Colorado


  • Avg Cost (per session): $60 - $90
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LISW I-08593 State of New Mexico


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Native American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015
Kate Niles, MA, LCSW, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Durango

Kate Niles

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, LISW